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American Recipes Salad Seafood

California Crab Salad

A light and elegant summer salad of crab in a creamy dressing with avocado and tomato served on Boston lettuce. Nothing evokes the California dining experience like an epicurean health conscious lunch.  This salad includes some typical west coast ingredients and flavours.   Notes & Options Try using homemade green tomato relish instead of the store-bought green…

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American Copycat Recipe Main Course Recipes

Southern Fried Chicken: The Secret is Out

Irresistibly juicy chicken pieces with a crispy coating seasoned with eleven herbs and spices. Kentucky is known around the world as the home of Colonel Saunders and his “finger lickin’ good” chicken. This famous version of southern fried chicken is coated with a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices.  Copycat recipes have been circulating…

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American Main Course Precooked Ingredients Recipes

Chicken Tetrazzini

Pre-cooked chicken, pasta and vegetables are baked in a creamy cheese sauce. Don’t let the Italian name fool you, this dish was actually invented by Ernest Arbogast, chef at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in honour of a famous opera star.  At the height of her career as a sellout draw at opera houses…

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American Eastern European Recipes Side Dish

Cabbage Noodles

This simple one pot dish of buttery egg noodles with sautéed cabbage makes a perfect side for many Eastern European meals. I first came across these tasty cabbage noodles at a wonderful Hungarian restaurant in New York’s north country where they were served as an appetizer. This national dish of Slovakia is known as haluski…

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American Main Course Recipes

Jambalaya and the Cajun Holy Trinity

Straight from Louisiana is this one pot meal of spicy sausage, shrimp, tomatoes, rice and the Cajun holy trinity. Most attribute the French heritage of the Louisiana Acadians to coining the name for this dish. Combining the phrase ham with rice in their “cajun” dialect resulted in the phrase “jambon à la ya”. Remember the…

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American Recipes Side Dish

Classic Roast Vegetables

This savoury side dish of potatoes, carrots and turnips roasted with onions, celery and rosemary in a broth goes really well with roasted or grilled meats.

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American Canadian Condiments & Preserves Recipes

Traditional Cranberry Sauce

Growing up, Thanksgiving or Christmas always included the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  But there was a down side; turkey gravy gave me indigestion.   So to make that dry turkey white meat easier pallet, I became a fan of cranberry sauce.  Sometimes we’d have the canned stuff, but when we’d go to granny’s…

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American Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Lovers Pudding

Mouth-watering and delicious – if you love chocolate, you’ll get your fix with this easy stovetop dessert pudding made with cocoa and other common baking ingredients. It’s a shame how years of marketing have programmed us to abandon traditions of cooking even the simplest foods from scratch.  Marketing pitches for time saving products have actually…

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American Canadian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Broiled Lobster Tails

Broiled with garlic, butter and seasoning, the less pricey small tails are easier to handle and cook in just a few minutes. If you’re a lobster fan like me, I am sure you’d eat it more often but it’s not readily available for us that don’t live on the coast or in large urban centres.…

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American Condiments & Preserves Copycat Recipe Recipes Seafood

Seafood Seasoning

How to make your own Old Bay style seasoning